Tags - knights of pythias
Corey Bearak
Mar13
Play Ball!
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Months ago I expected to draft a blog like this last month. But then that lockout imposed by a clueless commissioner happened. No doubt exists that the collective bargaining agreement reached last week could have been reached without the rancor. Nonetheless this correspondent exudes excitement about the prospect of baseball’s return. I planned to a

Corey Bearak
Feb06
Gotham helps people!
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Many in our tribe talk about “The Power of Gotham.”   Many involved in our Gotham tribe support charitable activities. The Gotham Foundation each year at our holiday party supports charitable causes that matters to our members. Gotham even features a Make A Difference “MAD” group for those connected to causes and more; others may differ but I tak

Corey Bearak
Jan30
A Super Way to support charities
Posted By : Corey Bearak

As we learn today which teams will survive conference championship games later today in order to compete two weeks hence in Superbowl LVI, I find it easier to focus on a fun fundraiser that helps raise funds my home Knights of Pythias lodge’s foundation distributes later this year. Each year, FDR Lodge 613’s Kings FDR Tolerance Foundation distribut

Corey Bearak
Jan09
A new image
Posted By : Corey Bearak

When I started to use Zoom, the inability to use virtual backgrounds for my meeting gnawed at me. When I upgrade “Early 2015” MacBook Pro late last year, I looked forward to using virtual backgrounds and uploaded images that reflected the organization involved in the Zoom. I have images for SNAP (Services Now for Adult Persons) where I chair th

Corey Bearak
Dec19
Lady Knights
Posted By : Corey Bearak

I suspect folks who attended the Gotham Happy Hour on Friday might expect one of my musicals blog. Suspect they need to wait until the proverbial next year, to apply the well-used cliché. Instead, I prefer to hail and welcome a significant change in the fraternal Order Knights of Pythias. The Order, founded in Washington, DC, in 1864, became the fi

Corey Bearak
Oct24
A change for the season & much more
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Friday I decided the time had come to substantially close down the deck and patio for the upcoming winter.  Part of the problem involved the level of plans that reduced expected opportunities to use the space much over the next several weeks.  Call it crowded calendar syndrome; not a bad thing; indeed we enjoyed early plans last night (More on that

Corey Bearak
Feb07
Making it a super day
Posted By : Corey Bearak

On the eve on Superbowl LV, I think how different watching the game will be. It’ll likely be more of solo affair unless Shelly and I dine watching the beginning of the game (well we already ordered our meals yesterday so C’est possible at this writing). As shared on the eve of prior games, we join up with friends, sometimes in a diner in Brooklyn;

Corey Bearak
Nov29
Thanks & Giving
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Thanksgiving this year flipped the script a bit. We gathered smaller than usual and many use other means such as Zoom or FaceTime to connect with others who usually joined us. Something remains the same: our need to give. Many rose up to support causes we already support, and special associated appeals in light of COVID-19. The focus on giving alwa

Corey Bearak
Oct11
Masked
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Shelly left the gym early the other day since once nearby user constantly removed his mask during workouts; of course she complained but the “hall monitors” never seemed to police that location inside. As we dine I shared my experience at the Roosevelt Field Mall Friday afternoon. I visited the Apple Store their by appointment for service on my iPh

Corey Bearak
Sep06
All Summer Long
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Tomorrow often signals to many the end of the summer even though the solstice come a few weeks later. Sitting outside with Shelly before we dined on our deck, she noted how she how Monday would normally mean the end of a summer break many – students and most who work in city schools – enjoy; she also volunteered how that no longer applies to her (P

Corey Bearak
Mar29
Strange Days....Indeed
Posted By : Corey Bearak

The phrase titling this blog comes from lyrics in a John Lennon tune. If I just chose the first two words, it recalls the title of The Doors’ second LP, Strange Days, featuring their second hit, “People Are Strange.”   We keep reading how less busy those not working in “critical” aka “essential” functions find themselves. Perhaps. Not here. Since t

Corey Bearak
Feb16
Let's extoll service on the eve of honoring two greats
Posted By : Corey Bearak

President’s weekend honors our first and 16th Presidents. Why not honor them by extolling public and community service? Many we know toil in government gigs at all levels. Next time your see them or speak to them (or email or message them), just thank them. Many of them and many of you also perform some community service. Describe something better

Corey Bearak
Feb02
A Super Day?
Posted By : Corey Bearak

Already two prior blogs posted about tonight’s main event. I find it a travesty that I need to refer to it as an eve game. The game really belong to late afternoon. The current scheduling often means gatherings break down after half-time, especially those who might need to travel a bit to get home; and with tomorrow remaining a work day, no reason

Corey Bearak
Nov24
Four (4)
Posted By : Corey Bearak

When I think about the approach of Thanksgiving, I think about more than giving thanks for my family, friends, colleagues and my life. More and more the focus involves giving. I only hope I do enough. The Tuesday that follows Thanksgiving – Giving Tuesday – represents a culmination of giving efforts through Gotham. As Friday’s blogger repeatedly re

Corey Bearak
Oct13
It’s a secret!
Posted By : Corey Bearak

It’s a secret!   Not the event. It appears on a couple of calendars found on line – at the New York Grand Lodge Knights of Pythias website’s “Pythian Events” link and on the host FDR Lodge 613 website calendar.   But telling what happens remains a no go. All I can share about the event is I organized it so friends I play basketball with in Floral P

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